CTBUH Gold Member

NBBJ

About

Member Since: 2005

Member Offices: New York City

Website: http://www.nbbj.com/

NBBJ is a different kind of design practice, one that helps their clients drive innovation by creating highly productive, sustainable spaces that free people to live, learn, work and play as they were meant to.

The world’s leading organizations look to NBBJ's experts to help them design environments that disrupt the status quo and effect real, meaningful change at all levels. Named among the top 10 most innovative architecture firms by Fast Company, NBBJ makes news by partnering with like-minded companies including Google, Amazon, Samsung, Microsoft and Tencent.

Founded in 1943, NBBJ's global network of “renaissance teams” includes researchers, strategists, nurses, architects, anthropologists, planners and interior designers who generate ideas that have a profound and lasting impact.

Fields of Expertise

Architecture; Interior Design; Landscape Architecture; Marketing / Sales

Membership details

Membership Level

Gold

Member Since

2005

Member Offices

  • New York City

Buildings

Please note that all heights shown in italics/red are estimated heights. These have been calculated based on known floor counts for the building, then extrapolated through analyzing typically hundreds of buildings of the same function on this database that do have confirmed heights. The user should be aware that non-standard building features, such as significant spires or raised entrances / podiums, may affect the accuracy of these estimations.

Rank
Name
Status

Completed

Architecturally Topped Out

Structurally Topped Out

Under Construction

On Hold

Proposed

Vision

Never Completed

Demolished

Competition Entry

Canceled

Proposed Renovation

Under Renovation

Renovated

Under Demolition

Height

1

Eton Place Dalian Tower 1

383.2 m / 1,257 ft

2

Capital City Moscow Tower

301.8 m / 990 ft

3

Suning Ruicheng Phase 3

300 m / 984 ft

4

Eton Place Dalian Tower 2

279.5 m / 917 ft

5

Vanke Chang'an Center Building 8

262 m / 860 ft

6

Rainier Square Tower

258.2 m / 847 ft

7

Capital City St. Petersburg Tower

257.2 m / 844 ft

8

Tencent Seafront Tower 1

245.8 m / 806 ft

9

The Sail @ Marina Bay

245 m / 804 ft

10

Imperia Tower

238.7 m / 783 ft

Awards

Rainier Square Tower

Winner: Rainier Square Tower

Construction Award 2021

Ctbuh Leaders

Timothy Johnson

Timothy Johnson

CTBUH Chapter Secretary, 2015 – Present

New York City

Daniel Ayars

Daniel Ayars

CTBUH Regional Representative, 2018 – Present

Columbus

Ryan Mullenix

Ryan Mullenix

CTBUH Seattle Chapter, 2018 – Present

Building Completions Timeline

 

Videos

31 May 2018

Linked-Up Thinking Drives the Design of a Tech Company’s Headquarters

The Tencent Seafront Towers were constructed in a special zone of Shenzhen, the Software Industry Base. The project represents a new vision of the workplace,...

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Research

30 April 2018

Taking the Corporate Campus Vertical

The Tencent Seafront Towers bring a novel concept – the “vertical campus” – to Shenzhen. In housing the corporate headquarters of the fourth-largest internet company...

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Global News

24 June 2021

Design Unveiled for Financial Group's Global Headquarters in Cheongna

NBBJ has unveiled its design for Hana Financial Group's new headquarters in Cheongna. Designed during the COVID-19 pandemic, the concept focuses heavily on enhancing well-being...

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Please note that all heights shown in italics/red are estimated heights. These have been calculated based on known floor counts for the building, then extrapolated through analyzing typically hundreds of buildings of the same function on this database that do have confirmed heights. The user should be aware that non-standard building features, such as significant spires or raised entrances / podiums, may affect the accuracy of these estimations.

Rank
Name
City
Height

1

Eton Place Dalian Tower 1

Dalian

383 m

1,257 ft

2

Xiamen State Grid Cultural Exchange Center

Xiamen

357 m

1,171 ft

3

Suyong Bay Tower

Busan

340 m

1,115 ft

4

Capital City Moscow Tower

Moscow

302 m

990 ft

5

Suning Ruicheng Phase 3

Nanjing

300 m

984 ft

6

Eton Place Dalian Tower 2

Dalian

280 m

917 ft

7

888 2nd Avenue

Seattle

271 m

888 ft

8

Vanke Chang'an Center Building 8

Dongguan

262 m

860 ft

9

Rainier Square Tower

Seattle

258 m

847 ft

10

Capital City St. Petersburg Tower

Moscow

257 m

844 ft

11

Tencent Seafront Tower 1

Shenzhen

246 m

806 ft

12

The Sail @ Marina Bay

Singapore

245 m

804 ft

13

Imperia Tower

Moscow

239 m

783 ft

14

Eton Shenyang Center #6

Shenyang

235 m

770 ft

14

Eton Shenyang Center #7

Shenyang

235 m

770 ft

16

Two Union Square

Seattle

226 m

740 ft

17

State Grid Tower

Dalian

220 m

722 ft

18

Shaanxi Yanchang Petroleum Headquarters

Xi’an

217 m

713 ft

19

Central Park Tower

Singapore

215 m

705 ft

20

Yanlord Marina Center Tower 5

Zhuhai

215 m

705 ft

21

International Financial Centre Tower 2

Jakarta

213 m

699 ft

22

Xiamen Eton Center North Tower

Xiamen

210 m

689 ft

23

Suning Ruicheng Phase 1 E06 #1

Nanjing

210 m

689 ft

23

Suning Ruicheng Phase 1 E07 #2

Nanjing

210 m

689 ft

25

Suning Ruicheng Phase 1 E08 #2

Nanjing

210 m

689 ft

26

Eton Shenyang Center #5

Shenyang

203 m

665 ft

26

Eton Shenyang Center #9

Shenyang

203 m

665 ft

28

Suning Ruicheng Phase 2 D07

Nanjing

200 m

656 ft

29

Suning Ruicheng Phase 2 C0102

Nanjing

200 m

656 ft

30

nuCLEus

Cleveland

197 m

647 ft

31

Tencent Seafront Tower 2

Shenzhen

195 m

639 ft

32

Saigon Centre 2

Ho Chi Minh City

194 m

635 ft

33

Safeco Plaza

Seattle

192 m

630 ft

34

Two Taikoo Place

Hong Kong

191 m

627 ft

35

Minsk Gazprom Headquarters

Minsk

189 m

620 ft

36

Abdul Aziz Al Babtain Cultural WAQF

Kuwait City

189 m

619 ft

37

Bellevue 600

Bellevue

183 m

600 ft

38

555 108th Avenue NE

Bellevue

183 m

600 ft

39

Russell Investments Center

Seattle

182 m

598 ft

40

Suning Ruicheng Phase 1 E07 #1

Nanjing

182 m

597 ft

41

Suning Ruicheng Phase 1 E08 #1

Nanjing

182 m

597 ft

42

Eton Shenyang Center #4

Shenyang

181 m

593 ft

43

CDL Chongqing Tower C

Chongqing

180 m

591 ft

44

Shanghai Industrial Center Tower 1

Shanghai

180 m

591 ft

45

Chengdu Renheng Fraser Suites

Chengdu

180 m

590 ft

46

IQ-Quarter Tower 2

Moscow

178 m

582 ft

47

Sichuan Publishing Media

Chengdu

175 m

575 ft

48

Madison Centre

Seattle

171 m

560 ft

49

Eton Shenyang Center #10

Shenyang

171 m

560 ft

49

Eton Shenyang Center #11

Shenyang

171 m

560 ft

51

Fraser Suites Chengdu

Chengdu

165 m

541 ft

52

William Green Building

Columbus

162 m

530 ft

53

Amazon Tower I

Seattle

160 m

524 ft

54

Amazon Tower II

Seattle

159 m

521 ft

55

Amazon Tower III

Seattle

159 m

520 ft

56

Rainier Tower

Seattle

157 m

514 ft

57

CDL Chongqing Tower B

Chongqing

156 m

512 ft

58

Vern Riffe Center for Govermnment and the Arts

Columbus

154 m

504 ft

59

2100 Market Street

Philadelphia

152 m

500 ft

60

1918 8th Avenue

Seattle

152 m

500 ft

61

Vivo Headquarters

Shenzhen

150 m

492 ft

62

Xian Kempinski Hotel Phase III

Xi’an

148 m

485 ft

63

Eton Place Dalian Tower 3

Dalian

147 m

482 ft

63

Eton Place Dalian Tower 4

Dalian

147 m

482 ft

63

Eton Place Dalian Tower 5

Dalian

147 m

482 ft

66

IQ-Quarter Tower 1

Moscow

141 m

463 ft

67

CDL Chongqing Tower A

Chongqing

136 m

446 ft

68

NHN Green Factory

Seongnam

134 m

441 ft

69

Yanlord Marina Center Tower 1

Zhuhai

133 m

437 ft

69

Yanlord Marina Center Tower 2

Zhuhai

133 m

437 ft

69

Yanlord Marina Center Tower 3

Zhuhai

133 m

437 ft

69

Yanlord Marina Center Tower 4

Zhuhai

133 m

437 ft

73

Three Nationwide Plaza

Columbus

124 m

408 ft

74

Keppel Beijing Aether Square Tower B

Beijing

120 m

394 ft

75

United States Federal Courthouse

Seattle

119 m

390 ft

76

Unigard Financial Center

Seattle

119 m

389 ft

77

Keppel Beijing Aether Square Tower A

Beijing

112 m

367 ft

78

One Columbus Center

Columbus

112 m

366 ft

79

The Helix

Arlington

108 m

354 ft

80

Amazon PenPlace Site, Tower 3

Arlington

102 m

336 ft

81

Amazon PenPlace Site, Tower 2

Arlington

102 m

335 ft

82

Amazon PenPlace Site, Tower 1

Arlington

102 m

333 ft

83

University of Washington Plaza

Seattle

99 m

325 ft

84

Gramercy Park I

Singapore

98 m

322 ft

84

Gramercy Park II

Singapore

98 m

322 ft

86

Keppel Beijing Aether Square Tower C

Beijing

95 m

312 ft

87

IBM Building

Seattle

84 m

276 ft

88

IQ-Quarter Tower 3

Moscow

84 m

274 ft

89

Vanke Chang'an Center Building 2

Dongguan

71 m

234 ft

90

818 Stewart

Seattle

67 m

220 ft

91

Samara-Center 1

Samara

64 m

208 ft

91

Samara-Center 2

Samara

64 m

208 ft

91

Samara-Center 3

Samara

64 m

208 ft

91

Samara-Center 4

Samara

64 m

208 ft

91

Samara-Center 5

Samara

64 m

208 ft

91

Samara-Center 6

Samara

64 m

208 ft

91

Samara-Center 7

Samara

64 m

208 ft

91

Samara-Center 8

Samara

64 m

208 ft

99

Vanke Chang'an Center Building 5

Dongguan

60 m

196 ft

99

Vanke Chang'an Center Building 6

Dongguan

60 m

196 ft

101

Columbia Gas of Ohio Building

Columbus

59 m

194 ft

102

Samsung Strategy and Innovation Center

San Jose

58 m

190 ft

103

Ohio Public Employees Retirement System

Columbus

57 m

187 ft

Please note that this height is estimated, based on a floor count of 13 floors. The estimation has been arrived at by analyzing 6,204 other buildings of the same office function on this database that do have confirmed heights. The user should be aware that non-standard features, such as significant spires or raised entrances / podiums, may affect the accuracy of this estimation.

104

Grange Mutual Insurance Headquarters, North Building

Columbus

54 m

177 ft

105

Grange Mutual Insurance Headquarters, South Building

Columbus

44 m

144 ft

106

No Shadow North Tower

London

- m

- ft

107

No Shadow South Tower

London

- m

- ft

108

Hana Financial Group Global Headquarters

Incheon

- m

- ft

109

Shanghai Industrial Center Tower 2

Shanghai

- m

- ft

109

The Net

Seattle

- m

- ft

Statistics

150 m+ Buildings

300 m+ Buildings

Average Building Age*

13 Years

Most Common Function*

Office (48%), 37 Buildings

Most Common Material*

Concrete (38%), 26 Buildings

* Based on 150 m+ buildings currently in the database.

Total: 77 Buildings for which a function has been assigned.
 
Total: 69 Buildings for which a material has been assigned.
 

*Based on 77 Completed & Under Construction Buildings

Building Completions Timeline

 

Construction Time Chart

NOTE: Construction start time is not available for all buildings. The average construction time is only displayed if there is three or more buildings with construction start and complete data in that year.

 

Designated Experts

Marco Belcastro

Design Director, Asia / Senior Associate, NBBJ

Kember Lattimer

Executive Assistant, Tim Johnson, NBBJ

Daniel Skiffington

Ctbuh Leaders At NBBJ

CTBUH Chapter Secretary, 2015 – Present

Timothy Johnson

Partner, NBBJ

CTBUH Regional Representative, 2018 – Present

Daniel Ayars

Principal, NBBJ

CTBUH Seattle Chapter, 2018 – Present

Ryan Mullenix

31 May 2018 | Chicago

Linked-Up Thinking Drives the Design of a Tech Company’s Headquarters

The Tencent Seafront Towers were constructed in a special zone of Shenzhen, the Software Industry Base. The project represents a new vision of the workplace,...

18 October 2016 | Shenzhen

The Impact of Tech Companies in Rethinking the High-Rise Workplace

While tech companies have traditionally located in suburbia due to lower property costs and the perceived security of intellectual property, they are now increasingly investing...

18 October 2016 | Shenzhen

Tall Buildings and Context: Appropriate High Rise Vernaculars

The issue of skyscraper form and expression being appropriate to cultural and social context is currently a hotly debated topic in China, as well as...

18 October 2016 | Shenzhen

CTBUH 2016 China Conference Plenary 3: Cities to Megacities: The Future Q & A

October 18, 2016. Shenzhen, China.Carol Willis, The Skyscraper Musuem; Chao (Ivan) Wan, Tencent Holdings Limited; Jonathan Ward, NBBJ; Stefano Boeri, Stefano Boeri Architetti; Winy Maas,...

18 October 2016 | Shenzhen

CTBUH Video Interview – Jonathan Ward

Jonathan Ward of NBBJ is interviewed by Chris Bentley during the 2016 CTBUH China Conference. Johnathan discusses the design process behind the Tencent Seafront Towers...

16 October 2016 | Shenzhen

CTBUH Video Interview – Moira Moser

Moira Moser of M Moser Associates is interviewed by Chris Bentley during the 2016 CTBUH China Conference. Moira discusses the planning of modern work spaces...

26 October 2015 | New York City

2015 New York Conference - Session 3c - Q&A

Michael George, JLL; Timothy Johnson, NBBJ; and Rosemary Kennedy, Queensland University of Technology, answer questions at the end of 2015 New York Conference Session 3c:...

26 October 2015 | New York City

How New Generations, Industries and Workplace Paradigms Are Redefining the Commercial High-Rise

This presentation will provide a data-driven analysis of building performance from three eras: the early 1900s, mid-twentieth century, and today. This longitudinal analysis will illustrate...

18 September 2014 | Shanghai

2014 Shanghai International Conference - Day 3 Plenary - Q & A

2014 Shanghai International Conference Day 3 Plenary Questions & Answers session with speakers Timothy Johnson, CTBUH Chairman / NBBJ, Mun Summ Wong of WOHA, Yang...

17 September 2014 | Shanghai

Tall Buildings as International Investments

The investment landscape for tall buildings varies considerably around the world, as was indicated by the diversity of perspectives in the panel “Tall Buildings as...

30 April 2018

Taking the Corporate Campus Vertical

Jonathan Ward, NBBJ; Jiemin Ding, TJAD; Tim Etherington, Gensler

The Tencent Seafront Towers bring a novel concept – the “vertical campus” – to Shenzhen. In housing the corporate headquarters of the fourth-largest internet company...

01 March 2018

Designing the High-Rise Building from the Inside/Out

Timothy Johnson & Jonathan Ward, NBBJ

For over 100 years, the tall building has largely advanced in technological innovation; however very little has been done in the terms of understanding the...

17 October 2016

The Impact of Tech Companies in Rethinking the High-Rise Workplace

Jonathan Ward, NBBJ; Chao (Ivan) Wan, Tencent

Tencent, one of the world’s largest internet companies, is creating a high-rise headquarters in Shenzhen, China that overcomes the challenges of the traditional tall building....

17 October 2016

Cities to Megacities: Perspectives

CTBUH 2016 Conference Speakers

The CTBUH 2016 International Conference is being held in the three cities of the Pearl River Delta, the world’s largest “megacity,” projected to have 120...

26 October 2015

How New Generations, Industries and Workplace Paradigms Are Redefining the Commercial High-Rise

Timothy Johnson, NBBJ

This paper will provide a data-driven analysis of building performance from three eras: the early 1900s, mid-twentieth century, and today. This longitudinal analysis will illustrate...

20 September 2012

A Tale of Tier Two Cities

Jimmy Cheung, Eton Properties; Timothy Johnson, NBBJ

The migration of Chinese residents to cities presents great challenges and opportunities. Large developments near the city core represent the best solution to the challenges...

19 September 2012

Design Computation for the 21st Century High-Rise

Nathan Miller, NBBJ

NBBJ projects will be used to showcase a variety of customized computational tools for different aspects of high rise design in the early stages of...

19 September 2012

The Synergy Tower: A New Typology for a Sustainable Future

Jonathan Ward, NBBJ

As the pressures of global urbanization and climate change continue to grow, dense high-rise development is increasingly viewed as a key tool for forging a...

20 November 2011

The CTBUH Chairmanship

Sang Dae Kim, Korea University; Timothy Johnson, NBBJ

Assuming the Chairman’s position in a not-for-profit organization is always an honorable matter, and especially so when that organization is focused on high-rise building.

07 September 2011

Debating Tall: Are the Twin Towers Missed?

Timothy Johnson, NBBJ; Paul Goldberger, The New Yorker

A 2011 poll found that, 10 years on, a majority of people missed the World Trade Center twin towers, which had been destroyed in the...

24 June 2021

Design Unveiled for Financial Group's Global Headquarters in Cheongna

NBBJ has unveiled its design for Hana Financial Group's new headquarters in Cheongna. Designed during the COVID-19 pandemic, the concept focuses heavily on enhancing well-being...

09 February 2021

Designs Revealed for Tech Giant Headquarters in Arlington

Two years after tech giant Amazon ended its search for a second headquarters site and settled on Arlington, Virginia (after plans for a Queens offshoot...

01 July 2020

Smartphone Company is Building a 32-Story Tower Wrapped in Gardens in Shenzhen

Chinese smartphone firm Vivo is building a 32-story tower that will serve as the tech giant's new headquarters, according to a press release.  The skyscraper...

21 August 2019

Seattle’s Rainier Square Tops Out

With construction topping off, Rainier Square is set to become the second-tallest skyscraper in the city of Seattle. The last steel beam was placed on...

21 August 2019

Seattle’s Rainier Square Tops Out

With construction topping off, Rainier Square is set to become the second-tallest skyscraper in the city of Seattle. The last steel beam was placed on...

03 July 2019

Tech Giant to Build New Office Tower in Bellevue

Amazon plans to build a 43-story tower in Bellevue, projected to be its tallest office building anywhere, as well as possibly becoming the city’s tallest...

05 April 2019

Amazon Planning to Move Worldwide Operations Team from Seattle to Bellevue

  In yet another sign that Amazon is cooling on its hometown of Seattle, the retail-entertainment-tech giant says it is planning to move its entire...

04 March 2019

E-Commerce Giant Backs Out of Seattle’s Rainier Square

Long Island City isn’t the only place that Amazon is pulling out of. The tech giant made waves when it threatened to withdraw from its...

04 March 2019

E-Commerce Giant Backs Out of Seattle’s Rainier Square

Long Island City isn’t the only place that Amazon is pulling out of. The tech giant made waves when it threatened to withdraw from its...

14 February 2019

Cleveland’s nuCLEus Building Will be Shorter than Previously Thought

The proposed 54-story nuCLEus skyscraper in downtown Cleveland looks to be trimmed by half in images of the project that surfaced Wednesday, January 23, 2019....

CTBUH Initiatives Involving NBBJ

CTBUH Trustees Convene in Dubai

21 October 2018

The CTBUH Board of Trustees met for the second time in 2018, just prior to the 2018 Middle East Conference, to undertake high level discussions on the Council's future.

Record Numbers Convene at 2018 Leaders Meeting

20 October 2018

CTBUH Leaders convened on Day 1 of the 2018 Middle East Conference for updates on the year's developments and to plan for 2019.

CTBUH UK Hosts Discussion: Protecting or Prohibiting?

22 May 2018

The CTBUH UK Chapter held an event discussing the subject: “Are London’s Viewing Corridors Protecting or Prohibiting our City's Growth?"

CTBUH UK Presents: Exporting Tall

30 April 2018

The UK Chapter recently held "Exporting Tall," a series of presentations highlighting the challenges and opportunities of designing tall buildings in countries outside the UK.

CTBUH Ohio: Megalopolis 2050

11 April 2018

CTBUH Ohio participated in a panel discussion about growth and density in Columbus, a city poised to expand by 500,000 by 2050.

CTBUH Board of Trustees Travels to Hawaii

22–24 March 2018

The CTBUH Trustees from Chicago, New York, London, Mumbai, and Hong Kong gathered to attend the main annual Trustees meeting.